Monday, January 23, 2012

Greek Burgers

This is my 400th post!  Have I seriously tried that many new recipes?!  Thanks for checking out my little corner of the world wide web.  It's been a fun hobby for me and I like that there are a few others who seem to enjoy the blog too . . .

Since I was ordering lamb from our butcher for Greek Nachos, I decided to go ahead and get more for these Greek Burgers since so many of the other ingredients are also the same.  I honestly can't remember the last time I made burgers, but have already planned on when we'll be having these again!  The sauce combined with the flavors in the meat was delicious.  I also sauteed some mushrooms and onions to go on top.  Yummy!

For the sauce: (We ended up with a ton of sauce.  Way more than we needed.  So unless you plan on making double the amount of burgers, I'd halve the sauce recipe)

2 jarred roasted red peppers
1/3 cucumber, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup plain Greek-style yogurt
2 cloves garlic
Juice of 1/2 lemon

For the burgers:

2 pounds ground lamb (I only used about 1 1/2 pounds and still had enough for four good-sized patties)
1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon paprika (didn't use this)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 pinches ground cinnamon
Salt and pepper

Using a food processor, puree the roasted peppers, cucumber, feta, yogurt, garlic and lemon juice.  Refrigerate until ready to use.

In a large bowl, combine the lamb, onion, chili powder, oregano, paprika, garlic powder, cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Form into four 4-inch patties. In a large skillet, heat a drizzle of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the patties and cook, turning once, for 8 minutes for medium.

Slather the sauce on the buns.  Garnish patties with cucumber, tomato, red onion, mushrooms, lettuce, red pepper . . . whatever sounds good to you!  


  1. Good for you for 400 recipes! I for one love to get ideas for new ones here. Thanks for taking the time to post them, you do a great job!

  2. This is embarrassing, but I'm just going to say it: I totally read your recipe wrong and thought the sauce said "2 jarS of roasted red peppers" instead of "2 jarRED roasted red peppers." HA! so i was halving the recipe, and i was like, "i'm not going to put in the whole jar, that seems like a lot. i'll just put in 2 peppers." then i thought the sauce just tasted like peppers! so no one else should do that... otherwise, it was great.
    I made a side of sliced cucumbers soaked for a few hours in balsamic vinegar and then tossed the cucumbers with strawberries.


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